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money relieved. the wages of debt. since he had hundreds of thousands of pro e.u. protesters battle police and storm government buildings in the ukrainian capital demanding the president step down for not signing a trade deal with europe. a breakthrough nuclear agreement reached between iran and six world powers met with angry statements from israel capitol hill hawks and hard liners in iran the claim is that the deal is a failure. the scottish independence movement launching its manifesto. whole damaging way to pull the season of pushing so many people into pull their teeth but many critics say the way to tax it is heavy on detail and light on facts .
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six am in moscow i'm at treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news to one hundred sixty five people most of them police have been wounded in the street battles in the ukrainian capital sunday's bet on demonstrations didn't stop hundreds of thousands of pro e.u. demonstrators from throwing bricks at officers and storming government buildings artie's alexei has more from kiev. tensions are dying down here in the central capital although still it's pretty much at a knife edge ten twenty thousand protesting in the central square the city administration building was earlier taken over by the activist of a nationalist party they now describe it as the headquarters of the new revolution another boiling point here is the building of the administration of ukraine's president earlier during the day we saw enormous clashes happening at this building at the standoff continues with protesters and the police i went there and i saw the
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situation how it was straight after a huge huge brawl with the police the building of the administration of ukraine's president now under siege with several hundred riot policemen protecting the building there said our buses so that the protesters cannot reach inside and these few few meters basically maybe twenty meters between them and the protesters we walked here we saw literally maybe several hundred of them over here we see shattered glass you can see probably over here some shattered glass on the ground or rocks which were used to throw a bit to throw at the police several hours ago the protesters that tried to assault a building the even used a bulldozer to try to break the police lines as we can see there fail the police are pretty much in control over here even though we're not even being let inside this perimeter because of the policeman appearing that it clashes my. at any minute it's actually quite hard to speak here because of all the tear gas which was used it's still pretty much felt in the air and the situation is still very very tense
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here another incident i witnessed with my own eyes a group of some activists attempted to take down the lenin monument in central kiev and also the police came to the scene tried to protect the monument in central kiev the focus of the protests has now shifted from the decision disagreement with the current government that it did not sign the free trade agreement with the european union to rage at the government's actions particularly dispersing. the peaceful protest on friday night or rather a typically brutal dispersal by the police and this is the main reason why so many people have taken to the streets there demanding the impeachment of the president the demanding the resignation of the government and we saw how activists a certain political movement set up steel fences around the central area blocking it for traffic but some statements coming from politicians here suggesting that things may calm down starting on monday because the speaker of the ukrainian
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parliament has called on the ruling party members of government and the opposition to sit at the same table to negotiate how things will resolve in ukraine to avoid any more confrontations we also have this is not confirmed reports but some sources are suggesting that the delegation of ukraine's government may be traveling to europe next week to go see aid to the euro association deal but again this information is yet to be officially confirmed by the ukrainian government ukrainian police have told protesters they need to leave the city council building or they'll conduct an operation to sweep them out demonstrators are apparently barricaded inside you know some of the updates that alexei is posting on his twitter feed for us so you can follow him there for the latest from kiev demonstrators are calling for a new ukrainian president now because victor yannick has refused to sign on with the e.u. professor mark all men in oxford historian though thinks the street protesters don't speak for them the majority of citizens. i think we should be careful of attributing what's going on to the majority of people in ukraine i suspect that the
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tragedy of the greatest great majority of people rather passive uncertain of all the dissolution about politics when both equation the risk now is that we have a hold of tickets to minorities and it may be that the group home the streets with kind of paramilitary nationalist support from the west not just western plane but also from some of the were pretty new countries they feel able to strip states of kind of who was seen anyone in time of the same time and this could change go but it could lead to a very violent situation and it could be questionable at the ukraine is viable state. of the west in general would prefer to be winners out of this and they hope that this yanik group which will shoot him so for now the fourth of against the world will handle this crisis very well so far that he will try to curry favor back with a good rescue group maybe simply there is nothing in the rest of ukrainian situation easily all simply. take
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a look at why the ukrainian government is taking so much heat for not signing the e.u. deal the opposition insists that a move toward europe is the right one but the government doesn't see it that way because brussels isn't offering you membership or other privileges that most europeans get many are saying there are major economic advantages to working with europe ukraine's leadership though thinks the deal would actually cause an economic downturn we've heard some e.u. officials say kiev was pressured by moscow not to sign ukraine already has a free trade agreement with russia granting them increased exports and other advantages to the east associate professor of political economy jeffrey summers says the u.s. trade relations with ukraine may hurt their economy. if we take a look at eastward expansion of the e.u. we can see that it has in the past produced dnd us realisation in the east labor migration from the east to the west and so we've also seen western european
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consumer products but i don't in the east and i think that the e.u. is again experiencing of course of the past four or five years economic crisis and it sees further eastward expansion as a way to resolve their own problems in west europe. so mand benefiting from the ongoing on arrest current affairs of water on a totally carlon thinks the government nor the opposition may gain anything from it . i don't think and you voice the fact that because. they don't get the east. although. these make the illegal equal to teach there's also going to be all of the evil thing in the whole thing this. will be that this this silence so i don't think it will then that the opposition. was that in that it well it's
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obviously nothing you do and you. think it's funny because the snake that full of the it's not state it's a is that the faint i mean. if that is the it would believe in its favor the focus more on that the thing that's not excited the things that the gangs. chakrabarti dot com for the latest videos photographs and news updates from kiev we have a detailed timeline of events there in case you missed anything. this coming week iran and six world powers are set to draft the first step towards implementing the nuclear deal that was recently sealed in geneva the process though is not expected to be an easy one although seen as a diplomatic breakthrough agreements already faced fierce criticism from tehran as longstanding foes in the region as well as hardliners within iran and hawks on capitol hill are he's got ages you keyon has the view from washington. today that
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diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure and flying in the face of president obama what was cute in the geneva. last night in a small store i mean. it's a story in state. it's not new a safer place in an environment where israel as well as many u.s. lawmakers don't think that iran should develop nuclear technology at all the obama administration had to engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding of iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy but because of its record of violating its obligations iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop
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a nuclear weapon the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation and to mutual agreement. despite the official's attempts to appease the hawks hunches are flying security cameras it looks like we've tacitly agreed that they will be enriching for commercial purposes now on the road so i think you're going to see on capitol hill again a bipartisan effort to try to make sure that this is not the final agreement another senator marco rubio call the deal quote a blow to our allies in the region who are already concerned about america's commitment to their security i think a lot of people both in the middle east and on capitol hill are very concerned that this interim deal becomes the new norm opponents of the dealing with washington and abroad are already working not too late it's
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a vibe the six month trial the obama administration is walking on eggshells before congress israel and its allies in the coffers it's trying to convey a carefully worded message which is you cannot threaten war all the time in washington i'm going to check out under the preliminary deal the coming six months in iran is expected to partially hold his hearing in richmond in exchange for an easing of sanctions middle east expert going to todd thinks the agreement wasn't brought about by the international pressure on iran but rather it's growing influence. this is a multilateral effort. it's too important a country to ignore and we need to open the door and i don't think that sanctions played as much of a role as a recognition by the united states and britain and other countries that we need to engage iran because iran is becoming increasingly influential and what we're seeing is a paradox where the sunni muslim governments of the gulf are suddenly finding themselves
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in egg with israel and looking very bad while the iranian shiite influence is helping the palestinians and creating a completely new playing field. state of texas shaken by a string of increasing earthquakes some of its residents are pointing the blame controversial fracking technology calling for it to be loss. these are all the three d. printed parts that went into making this bar where there is progress there could be danger later in the program a look at technology know how that allows the creation of a fully functioning guns with the use of a three d. printer. but first it's been a critical week for a skull in the long lead up to the vote on independence late next year either alex salmon launched a way to document laying out what he labeled
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a mission statement for the nation's future or he's toast or azalea looks at the key points put forward by the pro independence movement. should scotland be an independent country it's a six war question that requires a simple yes or no but breaking a three hundred year old doing it could hardly be simple and the scots are not taking it lightly as it stands only about thirty percent of scots say they will vote for independence a figure those in the yes camp hope to increase by presenting that much anticipated white paper which a scottish national party says has the answers to all the questions about independence the prime minister david cameron and those belong to the no conferences that independence is laden with risks and problems with warnings on just about everything taxes and debt suggests. higher taxes e.u. membership london says scotland could forget about it the tried and nuclear program david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of a north korean nuclear attack and there might even be roaming charges of mobile
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phones if the split happens at the list goes on it's a project fear by the yes camp and they accuse the government of scare mongering scots into voting no and they'd sist the white paper will prove that independence would bring about a jobs boom and a thriving economy concerns that resonate with voters this white paper answers some six hundred fifty questions and the details here really are two main categories here one those that will be negotiated during the transition period and another of those will be made if an independent scottish government is formed they promise indeed a lot of breaking down of all the policies they want to pursue let's listen to a bit of what they said we would call a halt to damaging. many people into poverty abolish the bedroom tax and ensure that the incomes of the lowest paid piece with the course of living the main crux of the matter here is that many critics are pointing out asking if
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this white paper is going to be presenting the poor because a lot of the premises presented requires another party in negotiation. what if the part of the bag of england that the british government or even a member states in terms of new membership what if they don't agree to what alex salmond has been proposing but he said that he is confident everything that's contained in six hundred seventy pages will be addressing every single question if anything here this white paper is going to be a springboard for even more debates in the months to come earlier we spoke with jonathan shafi a co-founder of the radical independence campaign who expressed concerns about the document for me some of the main headlines just how different the scottish government's approach to key economic concerns in comparison to basements of discussion so far has been one in which what we've seen from the new campaign has been nothing concerning how they've been improved the lives of people on the left and we've seen new ideas about how they would for example start to think about
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raising living standards or redistributing wealth in fact what we've seen is the opposite of that we've seen them put forward ideas that are going to maximise the wealth at the very top of society you know everything and this white paper i would agree with but i think what we've got to see is that this is the start of i hope a much broader discussion on what sort of scope that we want to live in. a school scuffle may have led to more serious consequences than just a black eye for one student he suffered a brain injury and remains in a coma after a texas sheriff's deputy tasered him following a fight in the school hallway with an r t dot com for the full story there plus. an indian space for the red planet has left the earth's atmosphere starting at three hundred a mission on our web site all the details. an unexplained surge of earthquakes put many texas communities on edge and many residents think they know the cause they say the shale gas fracking industry is to blame or more specifically the methods that they use an ocean isn't new but proof and data have been hard to come
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by during fracking thousands of tons of toxic chemicals are pumped underground to loosen the rocks and release natural gas experts say that leaves the ground highly unstable though earlier stephen hall an anti fracking activist told us that the technology could pose a serious threat to the environment and should be banned. there are much better old services of disposal of we don't need from him whatsoever not only that i mean people such as me that is the transition feel old that america from the leakage is from all the wells that we've drilled is that there's also three to seven out the sense of leakage of the gas into the atmosphere is a lot more pulsar and greenhouse gas the waltz c o two is so you know this is just to be said is actually a more harmful form of energy than burning coal in public spaces. the bahraini government again coming under fire for alleged human rights violations
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despite calls from amnesty international authorities have failed to free one of the country's most well known activists who is now already served most of his prison term he was put behind bars in two thousand and twelve that is now eligible for release but likely to stay locked up plus authorities have recently detained the leader of the european bahraini organization for human rights hussein job was arrested when he went to a police station to file a defamation complaint against a government run newspaper wife tells us bahraini authorities know her husband is innocent but still refused to let him go. grainy channels nor that my husband is innocent and he is just defending human rights and he is exposing that my nation is by the government of rage i have tried to company it with a police station with. no response has been negative created mr interviewed by jebus and and he's an evil in human rights defenders he always calls for peaceful and amnesty international and other organization that's because e.p.o.
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which are has been pressuring the bahraini government to release and there is no call for a and from bahrain i cite the government to respond at least two or three of these official letters being sent or calls or joint is statements or whatsoever. take a look now at some other stories making headlines across the globe italian city of prato seven people were killed two severely wounded from a fire at a chinese own clothing factory officials say the blaze broke out in a loft and caused the roof to collapse and investigation is currently under way chinese own factories are often criticized for their poor working conditions. a passenger train crashed hurling off the tracks in the bronx varro of new york city killing for more than sixty others reported injured twelve in critical condition firefighters and emergency workers are on the scene durham it happened along a curve in a design a designated slow speed area according to several passengers the train seemed to
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have been moving faster than normal before the crash. thousands of people rallied in the pakistani city alone who are protesting america's drone program there demonstrators called for unmanned strikes to be halted saying in violates the country's security and sovereignty since two thousand and four the us carried out hundreds of drone attacks on suspected militants linked to the taliban and al qaida there but it's also sparked public anger in pakistan because of a hunt hundreds of civilians have been killed along with the targets of the strikes . egyptian security forces fired tear gas in cairo's tahrir square to break up a rally staged against the army backed government several hundred protesters descended into the square chanting slogans against military rule in the nation riots follow the adoption of a draft constitution by a fifty member panel drawing criticism for putting even more power into military hands and prohibiting religious based political parties from forming. as three d. technology is gaining ground in our everyday lives regulators are looking for ways
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to get a grip on it from sex toys to fully functioning handguns the range is quickly widening merino portnoy reports that some lawmakers are growing concerned. red's shooting range in austin texas is normally packed with gun enthusiasm. today the difference is that these men are firing rounds with a do it yourself firearm the world's first three d. printed metal gun we wanted to showcase the abilities of what direct metal can do eric much later is a project coordinator at solid concepts of company specializing in three d. printing game prints or in the arts he was granted an exclusive tour of their austin facility which boasts ten three d. industrial printers and a glimpse of our technological future these are all the three d. printed parts that went into making this car after getting a federal firearms license the company used a process called direct metal laser centering to produce this browning nine hundred
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eleven pistol the three d. printed in metal gun has fired over one thousand rounds in the meantime solid concepts has manufactured its second nineteen eleven firearm solid concepts insists the stainless steel firearm they've introduced to the world can't be replicated by hobbyists these machines start at six hundred thousand and go up to a million dollars they need to be in industrial environments they require more electricity than is available in residential areas and it will be years before metal printers become available on the consumer market not exactly the world's first mini metal maker has already been created and with laser centering patents set to expire in february it's predicted that metal desktop printers will hit the consumer market before you know it as the world has learned the convenience of technology has a downside we all loved the internet cell phones e-mail and social media before
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finding out that our beloved data is being monitored and stored by the n.s.a. . the astonishing capabilities of three d. metal printers is no law. a secret. so when they become a part of our household tap alongside the microwave and flat screen t.v. . what people choose to physically create in the privacy of their home. will be beyond the control of the u.s. government. going up or not i am r t texas the first functional three d. printed gun was created in may this year but it was a single shot model and made of plastic six months later it was developed into a fully functional metal copies of the world's most iconic handgun one expert in the field says the biggest danger is hidden behind the ability of three d. printed firearms to have any shape. it's a very universal kind of technology that can be used in loss of different ways some some good some not so good but it is alarming that people have started printing
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guns i would say the most dangerous thing is let's say a gun that doesn't look like a gun but looks like a flower vase or something else and so that is this ability to make things in any shape and for really defies a lot of the conventional thinking around regulating guns around detecting them and so forth and i think that's sort of it's a whole new world when it comes to controlling these kinds of things a new countdown started for russia's olympic city of sochi in one hundred days the winter paralympic games begin their one of russia's medal hopefuls is the sled hockey team that's competing for the very first time lucy cavanagh joined him in training. i talk to you as it should be intense fierce determined and. like you it still hockey just with two sticks one in each hand with extra risks. for you miss you're constantly flying around at high speeds collisions and
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everything it's all crazy fast and tireless commitment we're just. we're here training all the time morning to night every day these seventeen paralympic athletes are in the twenty fourteen russia sledge hockey team and thirty six year old buddy i'm so you can is their captain he was injured in two thousand and two while serving in the russian military in chechnya the little still visible before the age of twenty five i used to have a completely different life were also for both of but after the injury i turned to sports to realize my potential. he went from swimming to taking up a chance to join russia's brand new sledge hockey squad. no one is going to bring you things on a silver platter but here we had an opportunity to work for it since two thousand and nine when we were told we were going to participate in the second paralympics it's been a driving force in a country that struggled to accommodate people's disabilities russia's paralympic
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coach says the team is helping to change perceptions in the demo so we're putting on the second huge new world more of these guys managed to prove to themselves their relatives and the entire society that they're not people with disabilities but people with limited abilities. he has been a part of paralympic since one thousand nine hundred four but this is the first year that russia will compete this board only came here four years ago his body in remembers before the move when we were just staring at one another not really knowing what to do first. let me show you. here is the sledge what it is this is the blade and this small area is the seat. which means it's terribly unsteady so just imagine you have to keep your balance and simultaneously carry the puck you keep falling down and it takes a lot of time to get back up but now we're skilled at it. these sledge hockey
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players the really just so she doesn't believe it's taken an immense amount of hard work personal sacrifice and dedication but the payoff is that it's just on the ice the possible super bowl it's after this experience i believe that people who have survived a car crash or a plane crash will look at us and realize that even with an injury like that you can live on if you can set your own goals and achieve them. you said captain of our team to the region of russia. slowly steadily the olympic torch is approaching sochi the unique array of relay has had some spectacular highs and lows you can find them all at r.t. dot com. and worlds apart with oksana boyko coming up next stay with us after this short break.
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